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Who Can Donate to Tufts

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Any individual over the age of 18 is eligible to donate their body to the Tufts Anatomical Gift Program; however, Tufts University reserves the right to decline the donation based on the following circumstances:

  • Known carrier of an infectious or communicable disease
  • Deceased for more than 24 hours
  • Overly obese or emaciated persons
  • Disfigurations, open sores, jaundice, edema
  • Current needs of the program
  • Previously embalmed or autopsied bodies

Alternative arrangements should be made in the event that the gift cannot be accepted.